Monthly Archives: October 2010

Here We Are At Halloween

A quiet halloween for me. I’ve been sick all week, and as a result of carving my first ever jack-o-lantern way too early in the month, it has rotted and sunken in on itself, causing it to look a little … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Robert Englund, D’Onofrio’s Don’t Go in the Woods at this years NYC Horror Film Festival

The 2010 New York City Horror Film Festival will feature a slasher legend and a slasher musical.  Robert Englund will receive this years Lifetime Achievement Award on November 13th, at 10:00 P.M.  After the ceremony there will be a special … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged | Leave a comment

6 More Days To Halloween: Everyone Deserves A Halloween Treat

My sometimes collaborator but always friend Dustin over at Retro Horror Remix recently released Halloween Treat 2 though the internet’s version of VCD, the torrent.

Posted in Features | Tagged , | 2 Comments

7 More Days To Halloween: The Tough Sell Of Trick Or Treats

Every Halloween on Retro Slashers I mention Gary Graver’s Trick Or Treat (1982). A movie deeply underloved, even by the slasher crowds that hold Don’t Go In The Woods Alone and The Prey up as pinnacles of retro-slasherdom. Last year’s … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged | 6 Comments

8 More Days To Halloween: Coming To Terms With Season Of The Witch

As we approach All Hallows Eve I’m struck by the annual feeling that Halloween: Season Of The Witch is the most “Halloweenish” of the whole series. It always bothered me on one level at least – it’s a holdover from … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Book Review – Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut

Teenage Wasteland is a welcome addition to the list of essential books about horror movies that includes Michael Weldon’s Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, John McCarty’s Official Splatter Movie Guide and Stephen Thrower’s Nightmare U.S.A. Continue reading

Posted in Library | Tagged | 6 Comments

Mother isn’t very well: Robert E. Howard’s connection to Norman Bates

Robert Bloch claimed the exploits of Ed Gein, Wisconsin murderer and grave robber, inspired him to write Psycho. After reading Bloch’s landmark novel for the article “The Forgotten Norman Bates”, I believe I’ve uncovered another inspiration for one of  Norman Bates’ … Continue reading

Posted in Library | Tagged | 7 Comments

Intruder Thoughts From A Real Retail Worker!

Intruder (1989) is a personal favorite of mine for use of isolated locale and inventive killscenes. I reviewed Wizard’s Director’s Cut a few years back and often go back to it for it’s blue collar charms. I’ve often wondered what … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged | 6 Comments

Terror At Black Tree Forest (Teaser Trailer)

Here’s the teaser to Terror At Black Tree Forest, a movie I have the producer credit on. Dustin Ferguson wrote and directed it. He edited Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor for me, so this ended up sort of a fun … Continue reading

Posted in Features | Tagged | 5 Comments

Madman, Maniac in Fango #297

Retro Slasher fans should keep an eye out for Fangoria #297.  The issue features interviews with Madman producer Gary Sales and Maniac director William Lustig.  There’s also an interview with Adam (Hatchet II) Green which gives insight into the hell … Continue reading

Posted in Library | Tagged , , | 1 Comment